Archive for the ‘New ideas’ Category

Sharing data issues for ecology and evolution

Posted by: chrislortie on May 12, 2014

Chasing the white rabbit: novelty as a filter for editors

Posted by: cjlortie on November 23, 2013

Synthesis in ecology

Posted by: chrislortie on July 3, 2013

Data samples & data abstracts alongside Oikos papers

Posted by: cjlortie on August 11, 2012

Evolution 2012: facilitated networking

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on July 3, 2012

Upcoming group blog on Open Data

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 25, 2012

Take-home messages vs. the devil in the details

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 15, 2012

Intuition, education, and zombie ideas (UPDATED)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 13, 2012

Is macroecology like astronomy?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 7, 2012

Techniques aren’t powerful; scientists are

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 1, 2012

Simplifying a complex, overdetermined world

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 31, 2012

What makes for productive scientific debates?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 23, 2012

On confusing specific examples and general principles

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 22, 2012

Maybe we need even more stability concepts!

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 16, 2012

From the archives: bandwagons in ecology

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 15, 2012

On the use and care of mathematical models

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 10, 2012

Crowdfunding science: the future?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 2, 2012

Is ecology becoming too collaborative?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 27, 2012

Is ‘synthesis ecology’ a distinct scientific discipline?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 20, 2012

A key problem in interpreting observational data (UPDATEDx2)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 18, 2012

Yes, IDH zombies are still worth worrying about (UPDATED)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 16, 2012

Why shoot yourself in the foot?

Posted by: aycotack on April 16, 2012

From the archives: defending microcosm experiments

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 16, 2012

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Price equation

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 12, 2012

The paradigm of ‘paradigm shifts’ turns 50

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 12, 2012

Zombie ideas about disturbance: a dialogue (UPDATED)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 10, 2012

Succeeding in academia: being good vs. being lucky

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 9, 2012

On science for science’s sake

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 5, 2012

Is the time right for NCEAS 2.0?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on March 23, 2012

Trying to save a zombie idea (UPDATED)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on March 22, 2012

Models of journal management

Posted by: cjlortie on March 19, 2012

Steve Jobs on the value of fundamental research

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on March 19, 2012

Cover letter power and job interviews

Posted by: cjlortie on March 18, 2012

Ecologist interview: Colin Kremer

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on March 14, 2012

Why do experiments? (UPDATEDx2)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on March 13, 2012

Why do mathematical modeling?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on March 13, 2012

“Blind tastings” for scientific papers?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on March 2, 2012

More on changing your mind in science

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on February 26, 2012

What does R-squared mean?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on February 16, 2012

Drilling down vs. scaling up

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on February 7, 2012

How international trade almost wiped out the North American bison

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on February 3, 2012

Getting over Robert MacArthur (UPDATEDx3)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on January 31, 2012

Statisticians, meet ecologists

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on January 30, 2012

Another legacy of NCEAS: devalued introverts?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on January 26, 2012

Zombie ideas in ecology: “neutral” = “stochastic”

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on January 23, 2012

Another peer review reform: Peerage of Science (UPDATED)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on January 23, 2012

What if science journals “bid” on manuscripts?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on January 22, 2012

The scientific impact of a nation of beavers

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on January 14, 2012

Are even the best lectures bad?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on January 7, 2012

Poll: new ideas for the Oikos Blog (and the journal) (UPDATED)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on January 4, 2012

Why are some ecological ideas controversial?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on January 1, 2012

Why (un)teaching ecology is hard

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on December 28, 2011

Neutral drift: this means War!

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on December 20, 2011

On getting scooped in ecology

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on December 7, 2011

Advice: how to do meta-analysis in ecology vs. medicine

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on December 7, 2011

Species pools and the fallacy of composition (UPDATED)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on November 22, 2011

Must reads: theoreticians explain themselves to empiricists

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on November 10, 2011

A blog about scientific blogging

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on November 8, 2011

On rhetoric in scientific writing

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on November 8, 2011

Where are the wholehearted defenders of the IDH zombies?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on November 3, 2011

Carnival of Evolution #41 now up

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on November 1, 2011

Thoughts on NutNet

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on October 20, 2011

More resources on Bayesian vs. frequentist statistics

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on October 14, 2011

More reasons (and various ways) to fund people, not projects

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on September 28, 2011

Why I don’t care what the biggest question in ecology is

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on September 27, 2011

Questions about “Big Data” in ecology

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on September 17, 2011

Advice: weak studies of short-term dynamics

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on September 16, 2011

Bandwagons in ecology

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on September 14, 2011

Yes, the IDH is a zombie: response to Karl Cottenie

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on September 12, 2011

Another legacy of NCEAS: overly-nice ecologists?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on September 7, 2011

Inductive vs. deductive research

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on September 2, 2011

Why “The Spandrels of San Marco” isn’t a good paper

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on August 26, 2011

The ESA meeting should have Science Cafes

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on August 12, 2011

The ESA meeting should have public lectures (UPDATED)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on August 11, 2011

More on bridging divides in ecology

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on July 26, 2011

An empirical divide in ecology?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on July 26, 2011

Zombie ideas in ecology: r and K selection

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 29, 2011

37 ways choice of words can mislead scientists

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 28, 2011

Free idea for a provocative review paper

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 24, 2011

What publications have most influenced you as an ecologist?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 21, 2011

Zombie ideas in ecology

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 17, 2011

Objections to microcosms in ecology, and their answers

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 10, 2011

My first publication: revisiting an Oikos non-classic

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on June 7, 2011

Novel perspectives on MaxEnt (UPDATEDx2)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 27, 2011

Ignorance is bliss (sometimes)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 24, 2011

An ecological anthropic principle?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 17, 2011

Should granting agencies fund projects or people?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 16, 2011

A visual metaphor for the Price Equation (UPDATED)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on May 10, 2011

‘Beauty’ is not (necessarily) truth

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 28, 2011

Are there inherently complex ecological phenomena?

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 28, 2011

Why expect trade-offs in ecology and evolution? (UPDATED)

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 27, 2011

The art of hand waving

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 26, 2011

Contrarian ecology and why we need it

Posted by: Jeremy Fox on April 26, 2011

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